Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ina, aka the Breakfast Queen, in Chicago, Illinois knows all about being gluten-free accommodating. Yes, my mom's name is also Ina, so I was doubly intrigued to find out if Ina's was all I heard it was cracked up to be. Ina, a leader in the effort to ban artificial trans fats, opened up Ina's Kitchen in 1991. Ina understands and teaches cross contamination and is a hands on owner. Her menu has GF all over it to signify those options that are gluten free accommodating.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Nobu has 24 locations world wide. I was fortunate to dine at Nobu 57, in NYC. If I had to summarize the experience (and yes, Nobu is an experience) into one word, it'd be WOAH!! Expensive, oh yeah (but, what isn't in New York?)!! Worth it? Read on!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"more and more customers are asking for gluten free and vegetarian options. It is becoming the new food revolution that other caterers neglect. This is why I have dedicated a section of my website and my business to fill this void and to inform people of the gluten free choices that are out there in the world."Chef Jonathan was kind enough to let me have ask him some questions about his new Gluten-Free catering - here's the dish:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I decided to try a Mediterranean Cruise. The Norwegian Epic lined up perfectly with my schedule. The itinerary was a dream. Seriously, doesn't this look amazing (the port of call were!)??
Monday, October 8, 2012
The American Celiac Disease Alliance is working diligently to urge the White House to force the FDA to create much needed Gluten-Free standards. They created the below message and Petition to the White House, and need 25,000 signatures for the Petition to be heard. Read below and sign if you agree that Gluten-Free standards are imperative for us Celiacs.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Cafe Abbracci, in Coral Gables, a popular Italian restaurant, that will always have my business -- because they have the BEST gluten free pasta in the Gables. I've actually become an addict and have to have my Cafe Abracci gluten free pasta with old School bolognese meat sauce regularly. For $18, it's not the least expensive pasta - but, it's worth every penny. Cafe Abbracci carries gluten free pasta on site, and you get to choose your sauce. There are many pasta options, but I'm hooked on the meat sauce and can't even think of not having it. I'm always ecstatic when local restaurants step up to the plate and accommodate us Celiac's - I'm thrilled to have Cafe Abbracci as a scrumptious lunch and dinner choice.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats! It's real! Kellog's has come through. Beware, not all supermarkets carry this gluten free cereal that you can easily turn into the most delicious gluten free treat. Make sure you speak with managers, fill out requests for Kellog's gluten free rice crispy cereal, and even write to headquarters offices - it's worth it.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
In Florence, Italy, of course! Le Botteghe di Donatello is a godsend. While on a Mediterranean cruise, we had a day stop in Florence - and I had to have Gluten Free Pizza in Italy!! I am ecstatic to have found this delicious magical place. They have indoor and outdoor seating - outdoor is more scenic and fun so we sat outside. What's amazing is on their outside gigantic menu, is a BIG MENU GLUTEN FREE sign!!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Check out this layout, Miami-Dade offered their awesome venue, the kitchen was the main stage, and all attendees had our own sinks and a great view.